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Poster: Adraeus Date: May 6, 2004 9:28am
Forum: web Subject: Removal of a previous Web site?

A year ago, my company had a temporary Web site setup during a transitional period. The dated site is quite embarassing compared to what we currently have online. I'd like the old site removed from the archive. How do I accomplish this task?

Thank you.

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Poster: Igor Ranitovic Date: May 7, 2004 3:12am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

Please see FAQ:
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#2

i.

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Poster: glenn Date: May 7, 2004 4:45am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

embarrassing or not, the archive of your old company's website is of historical significance...

what if you found a garbage pile in back of your warehouse from last century... would you deprive the archaeologists the opportunity to study it?

I encourage everyone to allow their outdated materials to remain on the archive.org site, in the interests of history, if there is not a compelling reason to remove it.

Pointing out here that it is probably archived elsewhere as well, as I am certain that there are other groups archiving in a less high-profile manner. If it's been on the net ever, it's possible it's still around.

Don't put anything on the net that you wouldn't want to be around for a LONG time.

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Poster: petserrano Date: Jun 21, 2004 5:12pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

Historical significance or no, having old site designs available can be a nuisance. I used to have some limited-edition downloads on my site related to a TV show. Now that the company is out of business, I am getting email requests to upload files I no longer have, and have not had for over a year.

So some of us are forced to exlude ourselves or deal with new penpals who are not always polite.

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Poster: glenn Date: Jul 19, 2004 1:31pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

you can also use a robots.txt file to specify which parts of your site are spidered by 'friendly' user agents... however, unfriendly user agents will ignore your robots.txt file...

see
http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/norobots.html
for more info on robots.txt files.

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Poster: Adraeus Date: May 7, 2004 5:38am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

Then is the Internet Archive's objective to hinder companies from producing a consistent image? It's disgraceful to science to defend damage to business in the name of knowledge.

I am the rightful owner of the previous version of my corporate site, and I would like it removed from your archive.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: May 7, 2004 5:48am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

To clarify, since I'm not sure which part of the reply you're responding to - Glenn is simply a user of the Internet Archive, and those are his own opinions. Igor has referred you to this URL:

http://www.archive.org/about/exclude.php

..which should help you remove your page for Wayback Machine viewing. Unfortunately, there's no ability to explicitly remove a certain date right now, but you can certainly exclude your site this way.

Thanks,
Simon.
[Archive admin.]

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Poster: Adraeus Date: May 7, 2004 5:58am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Removal of a previous Web site?

Thanks. While I would have liked my company to participate in the Internet Archive, I feel it is in our best interests to disallow the Internet Archive from archiving our site.

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Poster: tecug Date: May 20, 2004 7:59pm
Forum: web Subject: who is

both and do not work on this site